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Best Game of Thrones Episodes, Ranked
2023/11/21

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With the first season of the having taken audiences by storm and a second run of episodes currently in development, there is no better time to re-watch the original series than now. The universe is packed to the brim with lore, geography, and medieval iconography. The series is so rich with detail that it is hard to grasp the scale. Throw in the fact that many of the names sound similar, and you may have some serious trouble mapping the

without taking notes.

Update November 19, 2023: If you're looking back at after having watched , you'll be happy to know that we've updated this list of the best episodes of the original HBO series with additional information.

The first episode of aired on HBO on June 19, 2011, and ran for eight seasons, with the final episode airing on May 19, 2019. In that time, the show became a ratings hit and a cultural phenomenon, gaining loyal fans all around the world.

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While the later seasons are generally considered to be weaker than the earlier ones, there are still plenty of great episodes on offer. This list takes a look at the very best of the bunch.

Season 1, Episode 1 — "Winter Is Coming"

This is where it all started. The very first episode of

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